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London: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Product ID: 5089
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See London’s famous landmarks with an open-top, hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Choose from a Classic (1 day), Premium (2 day) or Deluxe (3 day) ticket including a Thames river cruise, a free walking tour, and a recorded commentary or live guide.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration 1 - 3 days
Starting times 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:30 PM
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Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Choose from a Classic (1 day), Premium (2 day) or Deluxe (3 day) ticket
  • Hop on and off the open-top buses as many times as you like
  • See all of London’s top attractions including Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Big Ben, London Eye, Tower Bridge & Westminster Abbey
Full description
This Big Bus Tour on open-top, double decker bus gives you unlimited use of four routes for either 1, 2 or 3 days, taking you to London’s most impressive sights and key attractions.

There are 3 tickets types available:

Classic Ticket
Hop-on, hop-off for 1 day (24 hours from time of redemption)
Single river cruise (between Westminster and Tower of London – either direction)

Premium Ticket
Hop-on, hop-off for 2 days (48 hours from time of redemption)
Return river cruise (between Westminster and Greenwich, via Tower of London)

Deluxe Ticket
Hop-on, hop-off for 3 days (72 hours from time of redemption)
Return river cruise (between Westminster and Greenwich, via Tower of London)

On a Big Bus Tour, you can discover London over four different routes:

Best of Central London (Red Route)
Experience live and entertaining English commentary provided by a professional Big Bus guide or enjoy recorded commentary in 12 different languages on every Red Route bus. The Red route takes in the best of historic London including Big Ben, the London Eye and St Paul’s Cathedral. Duration: 2 hour and 10 minutes. 

Best of the West (Blue Route)
The Blue Route offers recorded commentary in 12 different languages - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Arabic, Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin, and Russian. The Blue Route covers all the main historical sights of the West of London including stops at Harrods, London's best museums, Kensington Palace, and Marble Arch. Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.

The Attraction Loop (Orange Route) 
The Orange Route provides a direct connection between some of London’s most loved attractions. Rub shoulders with the rich and famous at Madame Tussauds at Baker Street before heading directly to London’s Southbank to enjoy The London Eye, The London Dungeon, Sea Life London Aquarium and Shrek’s Adventure. The route runs both ways so you can hop-back on at Westminster Bridge, enjoying sights such as Lambeth Palace, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park Corner, and Marble Arch as you make your way back to Baker Street. Duration: 1.5 hours (45 minutes each way).

Green Link 
The Green Link passes through Bloomsbury, passing the British Museum connecting passengers with St Pancras and Euston stations from Covent Garden. Duration: 1 hour

Big Bus Route Highlights: 
Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard
Houses of Parliament
Big Ben
Westminster Abbey
10 Downing Street
Piccadilly Circus
Oxford Street
Regent Street
London Eye
London Dungeon
Sea Life London Aquarium
Madame Tussauds
Covent Garden
Bank of England
St Pauls Cathedral
Tower of London
Tower Bridge
The Shard
City Hall
Lambeth Palace
British Museum.
Marble Arch
Green Park
Hyde Park Corner
South Kensington Museums
Kensington Palace
Notting Hill

River Cruise
A Classic ticket includes a single river cruise from Westminster to the Tower of London (in either direction) whilst the Premium and Deluxe tickets include a return river cruise between Westminster and Greenwich with the option to break the journey at the Tower of London. 

The river cruise includes live commentary in 8 languages. You'll see top London attractions lining the Thames including Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, Shakespeare's Globe and the Tate Modern. Departure times vary for the river cruise, but tours are approximately every 20 minutes in summertime, and every 30-40 minutes in winter.

Walking Tour
Join this exclusive Big Bus London walking tour every morning at 10:00 AM from Trafalgar Square (stop 8 - red route) and Green Park (stop 1 - red and blue routes). The tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours and will take in stories and history of British Royalty and politics as you trace a route towards Buckingham Palace, St James’ Park and Westminster.

On days when there is a Changing of the Guard, your guide will walk you directly to Buckingham Palace to see this traditional ceremony for yourself before completing a short tour back to Trafalgar Square.
  • Hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour for 1 day (Classic), 2 days (Premium) or 3 days (Deluxe)
  • Thames river cruise (single or return depending on option selected)
  • Walking tour

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Product ID: 5089